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Global Inference Using Integer Linear Programming

  title={Global Inference Using Integer Linear Programming},
  author={Wen-tau Yih},
This report is a supplemental document of some of our papers [5, 3, 4]. It gives a simple but complete step-by-step case study, which demonstrates how we apply integer linear programming to solve a global inference problem in natural language processing. This framework first transforms an optimization problem into an integer linear program. The program can then be solved using existing numerical packages. The goal here is to provide readers an easy-to-follow example to model their own problems… 

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